Students from City of Wolverhampton College learnt about the importance of tackling homophobia in sport as part of a national campaign to make football safe and welcoming for everyone.

A total 16 students on the Level 2 Activity Leadership programme were visited by Lou Englefield from Pride Sports, the UK’s LGBT sports development and equity organisation, on March 26.

Lou spoke about this month’s Football v Homophobia campaign, which is now in its fifth year. The campaign aims to tackle homophobia and prejudice against LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) people in football.

Sports Lecturer Jack Arnold said: “We want all our students, along with people in the wider community to feel they can participate in sport, no matter what their background.

“Events like this are important to raise awareness of homophobia and bullying in sport and to give our students the confidence to take a stand against this kind of behaviour.”

The event also supported the college’s LGBT Awareness Month.



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